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Mandan is the fifth largest city located in the state of North Dakota, with a total population of 18,331 as of the 2010 census. Mandan is the county seat of Morton County and located just across the Missouri River from Bismarck. The cities slogan is “Where the West Begins” because of its communities rugged and hearty nature evident in of their terrain, people, annual celebrations, and heritage. Mandan was the first as a village for the Mandan tribe. Once come to a cavalry fort. Known as a railroad town and large area for ranchers and farmers.
Mandan serves as a regional retail and trade center for North Dakota and other surrounding states. The citizens of Mandan are proud of their home and welcomes new residents, businesses and visitors to their quaint city. Many of Mandan’s residents are suffering from addiction, the most commonly addictive drug used in this area of North Dakota is cocaine.
What is cocaine?
Cocaine is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant, it is a crystalline tropane alkaloid. Cocaine in its purest form is a white, pearly product. It is a stimulant of the central nervous system. Cocaine acts as an appetite suppressant and a topical anesthetic. Cocaine is highly addictive because of the effects it has on the brain and body. Its effects can last from 15–30 minutes to an hour.
Cocaine increases alertness, feelings of well-being and euphoria, energy and motor activity, feelings of competence and sexuality. Other effects such as anxiety, paranoia and restlessness are frequent with cocaine use. When used in high doses cocaine can cause tremors, convulsions and increased body temperature.
Chronic cocaine uses effects
Chronic cocaine use causes brain cells to adapt functionally to strong imbalances of transmitter levels in order to compensate extremes. These receptors disappear from the cell surface or reappear on it, changing their susceptibility for binding partners (ligands). Users experience insatiable hunger, aches, insomnia/oversleeping, lethargy, and persistent runny nose are often described as very unpleasant.
Many heavy cocaine users suffer from depression with suicidal thoughts. The body begins to develop a tolerance to cocaine, requiring a larger dosage to achieve the same effect. As well as developing withdrawal symptoms when stopping use of cocaine.Cocaine withdrawal can cause psychological changes cause as vivid and unpleasant dreams, insomnia or hypersomnia, increased appetite and psychomotor retardation or agitation. Cocaine also has numerous physical side effects such as hemoptysis, bronchospasm, fever, chest pain, lung trauma, sore throat, asthma, hoarse voice, shortness of breath, damaging the nasal passage and causing an aching, flu-like syndrome as well as tooth grinding.
Cocaine can increase the risk of developing rare autoimmune or connective tissue diseases such as lupus and vasculitis. Cocaine causes kidney disease and renal failure, increasing the risk of hermorrhagic and ischemic strokes.
Cocaine Addiction Treatment at Mandan ND Rehabs
The National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA) reported in 1999 that cocaine was used by 3.7 million Americans, or 1.7% of the household population age 12 and older. The number of first-time users went up from 574,000 in 1991, to 934,000 in 1998 – an increase of 63%.
Cocaine has a high relapse rate because of its psychological addiction, as well as the life style that is common with its use. Making the decision to abstain from cocaine use involves a life style change, to give up the party life. When entering into a Mandan North Dakota rehab program you will be given counseling to get to the rout cause of the addiction, teaching methods of dealing with the addiction throughout your life time. Many addicts will go years without a craving but then out of no where they will crave the drug and typically relapse. It is very important to continue on with support group meeting to help keep yourself sober. If you are ready to take the first step in changing your life contact a Mandan rehab today to kick your addiction to cocaine.